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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Ceremony celebrates Boys and Girls Club facility improvements

Boys and Girls Club ribbon cutting

Representatives of the City of Roswell and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaves and Lincoln Counties celebrated the completion of renovations and improvements to the Boys and Girls Club building in Roswell at a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 26. The facility at 201 S. Garden Ave. is owned by the city and leased to the club. The improvements include a new gym floor and roof, new light fixtures throughout the building, flooring rehabilitation, a new fire-alarm system, repainting of the interior, a parking-lot overlay, and repairs to the Americans With Disabilities Act ramp. The $1.1 million project was funded in large part by a state Community Development Block Grant the city applied for and secured. The city also contributed to funding the project. Leading the ribbon cutting was Tim Coughlin (center left), executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaves and Lincoln Counties, and Roswell Mayor Pro Tem Jason Perry (center right). The club operated from another city facility during the project, but planned to welcome back children to the renovated facility May 3.